oa Acta Criminologica: Southern African Journal of Criminology - The imperatives of a long-term crime prevention strategy for South Africa
|Article Title||The imperatives of a long-term crime prevention strategy for South Africa|
|© Publisher:||Criminological and Victimological Society of Southern Africa (CRIMSA)|
|Journal||Acta Criminologica: Southern African Journal of Criminology|
|Affiliations||1 Department of Criminology, University of South Africa|
|Publication Date||Jan 1996|
|Pages||7 - 10|
|Keyword(s)||Approach to crime control, Community policing, Crime prevention strategy, Criminal justice system, Criminal opportunities, Effective police service, Lack of housing, Neighbourhood watch programmes, Nurturant strategies, Political dispensation, Redevelopment initiative, Reform, Socio-economic problems, Squatter camps and Technological developments|
Criminologists have been inclined to be dominated by American experiences when addressing crime control. But America is not necessarily characterised by enduring successes in the area of crime control. Twenty years ago Richard Nixon became the first of six successive presidents to declare 'war' on crime. This declaration of war against crime has also been expressed by the new democratic government in South Africa.
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